Business For The Glory Of God Summary

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This is a book review for the book titled, “Business for the Glory of God: The Bible’s Teaching on the Moral Goodness of Business” written by Wayne Grudem. Throughout the book the author makes an argument that business owners can glorify God in their business through many different aspects, such as ownership, productivity, employment, commercial transactions, profit, money, inequality of possessions, competition, borrowing and lending, attitudes of heart, and effect on world poverty. The author begins with the aspect of ownership and argues that ownership is a good thing and is not evil or even morally neutral, but it is something that we can glorify God through. He makes mention that ownership is one way we can imitate God through sovereignty, it gives us the opportunity to have something to give away to others and can also be useful by using what we own to make goods or even use for our own enjoyment. Ownership can also teach us to save and be good stewards with what God has blessed us with. However, the author points out that ownership can also be misused and can actually turn people away from the gospel. Ownership can also be used to grow a person’s own pride and can be used foolishly when a person is being materialistic. Next, the author discusses the aspect of productivity and…show more content…
He explains that buying and selling are necessary for anything beyond subsistence level living and can be used to glorify God because when we buy and sell products, we can all obtain a higher level of living. The author also makes the point that in order to glorify God through commercial transactions, we must practice honesty, faithfulness, fairness, and freedom of choice. Just as the other aspects discussed, commercial transactions can be sinful if distorted. The author states that our hearts can be overcome with selfishness, and inordinate desire for wealth, and setting our hearts only on material gain (Grudem, 2003, p.

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